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[audio]Leah Fried on Republic Windows Factory Occupation - Jerry Mead-Lucero
UE organizer Leah Fried discusses the decision of the workers at Republic Windows and Doors, members of UE Local 1110, to occupy their factory. The workers are demanding that the owners of the plant, which was official closed Friday morning pay them a severance mandated by law.
Keywords: Republic Windows And Doors; occupy; occupation; factory; Chicago; labor; workers; rights; union; Labor Express; UE; United Electrical Workers; Leah Fried
Downloads: 59
[audio]Joe Moore on Republic Windows Occupation - Jerry Mead-Lucero
Chicago Alderman Joe Moore announces that 15 members of the Chicago City Council are seeking to pass a resolution calling for the City to divest from Bank of America if the bank refuses to extend credit to the owners of Republic Windows & Doors. Republic management claims that it can not pay their workers the severance they are due under law, because the bank has refused them further credit. The workers are currently occupying the factory in protest.
Keywords: Republic Windows And Doors; occupy; occupation; factory; Chicago; labor; workers; rights; union; Labor Express; UE; United Electrical Workers
Downloads: 6
[audio]Labor Express For 12-7-08 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 12-7-08 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. On this episode of Labor Express Radio, the workers of Republic Windows & Doors, a custom-crafted vinyl replacement window factory, were informed last Tuesday that as of 10 AM Friday morning, the factory would close down for good. The workers members of UE Local 1110, immediately contacted their union reps and began to organize a response...
Keywords: Republic Windows And Doors; occupy; occupation; factory; Chicago; labor; workers; rights; union; Labor Express; UE; United Electrical Workers
Downloads: 25
[audio]Republic Windows Workers Occupy Factory - Jerry Mead-Lucero
Melvin Maclin, Vice-President of UE Local 1110 and Lalo Munoz, a 34 year employee of Republic Windows and Doors in Chicago discuss what lead them to occupy their factory as they seek justice from a company that is closing it's doors without giving the notice mandated by law.
Keywords: Republic Windows And Doors; occupy; occupation; factory; Chicago; labor; workers; rights; union; Labor Express; UE; United Electrical Workers
Downloads: 46
[audio]Jorge Mujica at BofA Rally - Jerry Mead-Lucero
Jorge Mujica at rally at the Bank of America branch in the Chicago neighborhood of La Villta. Supporters of the workers occupying Republic Windows & Doors held the protest, threatening that members of the Latino community will pull their money out of Bank of America if the company refuses to ensure the Republic workers are paid what they are due under law.
Keywords: Republic Windows And Doors; occupy; occupation; factory; Chicago; labor; workers; rights; union; Labor Express; UE; United Electrical Workers
Downloads: 32
[audio]Final Press Conference Republic Factory Occupation - Jerry Mead-Lucero
Final Press Conference Republic Factory Occupation
Keywords: Republic Windows And Doors; occupy; occupation; factory; Chicago; labor; workers; rights; union; Labor Express; UE; United Electrical Workers
Downloads: 26
[audio]Voices from Republic Occupation Victory - Jerry Mead-Lucero
Voices from Republic Occupation Victory
Keywords: Republic Windows And Doors; occupy; occupation; factory; Chicago; labor; workers; rights; union; Labor Express; UE; United Electrical Workers
Downloads: 29
[audio]Carl Rosen City Hall Republic Occupation - Jerry Mead-Lucero
Carl Rosen, President of the Western Region of the United Electrical Workers Union (UE) talks at Chicago City Hall press conference on the ongoing occupation of Republic Windows and Doors by it's workers. He announces that the union is seeking a means to keep the factory in operation under new management.
Keywords: Republic Windows And Doors; occupy; occupation; factory; Chicago; labor; workers; rights; union; Labor Express; UE; United Electrical Workers
Downloads: 19
[audio]Mark Meinster Day 4 of Republic Occupation - Jerry Mead-Lucero
Negotiations between the UE, the management of Republic Windows & Doors and Bank of America ended without a resolution on Day 4 of the workers occupation. Mark Meinster, International Representative for UE talks about the state of the struggle to win the Republic their just due.
Keywords: Republic Windows And Doors; occupy; occupation; factory; Chicago; labor; workers; rights; union; Labor Express; UE; United Electrical Workers
Downloads: 50
[audio]Labor Express For 7-26-09 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 7-26-09 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. On this episode we hear about a new book by Chicago journalist Kari Lyderson on the Republic Windows & Doors factory occupation which took place in Chicago last December. Also the workers at Quad Cities Die Casting in Moline, IL., members of UE Local 1174 are currently engaged in a fight to keep their plant from closing. Will hear from UE organizer Leah Fried about the state of that struggle...
Keywords: labor; justice; rights; worker; union; chicago; Quad City diecasting; UE; United Electrical Workers; Moline; Honduras; Leah Fried; Alexy Lanza; Republic Windows and Doors; occupation; Kari Lyderson
Downloads: 6
[audio]LE11-25-07 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 11-25-07 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. Part 1 of our focus on the Chicago Committee Against No Match Letters and the ICE Raid Rapid Response Network. In this episode, Mark Meinster of the United Electrical Workers Union (UE) talks about the 1-888-Dignidad hotline and their strategy to fight the use of no-match letters by employers to intimidate immigrant workers.
Keywords: UE; United Electrical Workers; Mark Meinster; labor; union; worker; rights; justice; organizing; Labor Express; Jerry Mead-Lucero; 1-888-dignidad; rapid response network; no-match; immigrant
Downloads: 57
[audio]Labor Express for 9-11-05 - Jerry Mead
On the 4th anniversary of 9-11 (and the 32nd anniversary of the coup in Chile) Labor Express includes an interview conducted by our friends at WIN with U.S. Labor Against The War national organizer Michael Eisencher about the anti-war protests that will be held in D.C. the weekend of Sept. 24th-25th. We also feature Bob Kingsley's organizing report at the United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America (UE) convention held in Chicago in late August.
Keywords: Labor; UE; war; iraq; USLAW; Chicago; work; union
Downloads: 165
[audio]Labor Express for 3-18-2013 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 3-18-13 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. “The basic system of worker representation is failing to meet the needs of America’s working men and women by every critical measure”, these are the words, not of some outside critic of the U.S. labor movement. That was a quote from AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka. Trumka is speaking about a stark reality. Organized labor is under attack in this country and despite winning a battle here and there over the past few years,...
Keywords: labor, chicago, union, justice, workers, immigrants, AFL-CIO, UE, Warehouse Workers for Justice, Walmart
Downloads: 21
[audio]Labor Express for 9-2-2013 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 9-2-2013 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. On today’s episode of Labor Express Radio we will air audio from several great new Labor Beat TV videos.  Labor Beat, our sister TV program on cable access TV here in Chicago continues to produce great pieces covering the labor scene in our City.First up we will hear from members of the newly formed Chicago Students Union.  Later we will hear from attendees at the 2013 Convention of the IVAW (Iraq Veterans Against the War)...
Keywords: labor; chicago; union; justice; workers; UE; IVAW; Detroit; Chicago Students Union
Downloads: 19
[audio]Labor Express for 5-13-2013 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 5-13-13 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. It is a new era not only for workers in Chicago but across the country. At least that is the message the members of the New Era Windows worker owned cooperative communicated to the press last Thursday at the grand opening of what is one of a very few, if not the only, manufacturing cooperative in the United States. This same intrepid group of workers are the same folks who brought you the week long Republic Window and Doors fac...
Keywords: labor; chicago; union; justice; workers; Republic Windows and Doors; New Era Windows; cooperative; UE; United Electrical Workers
Downloads: 12
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